Globe Rotary’s 21st Annual Sunrise Challenge


Globe Rotary will host its Annual Sunrise Challenge, but this year will be a 7K run or a 2-mile walk/hike at Round Mountain Park on Saturday, June 5.

Race day check-in is from 4:45-5:45 a.m. and the event begins 6 a.m. at Globe-Miami Elks Lodge #489 on South St.

Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to celebrate National Trails Day and sign up for the Sunrise Challenge to explore trails that ascend Round Mountain Park in Globe.

The challenging 7K route has rocky trails and some boulder-hopping. Round Mountain Park is open daily and admission-free; winners from prior years suggest at least one visit ahead of time to scope out the trail and experience the course before race day.

The entry fee is $25 prior to June 1, then $30 until race day. Special discount rates are available; $20 for students and $55 for families of three or more. Make entry checks payable to Globe Rotary Club-Round Mountain.

To find Round Mountain Park from downtown Globe heading east, turn left at Denny’s and drive past the Best Western motel, then continue straight past the Samaritan Veterinary Clinic and continue uphill to Round Mountain Park.

Awards to top 7K finishers, male and female, in age classes 11 and under, 12-20, 21-35, 36-50, 51-65 and over 65 will be given during the pancake breakfast at the Elks Lodge. Entry forms are available at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1360 N. Broad St., at Cami Lucero’s State Farm Insurance office, at the Arizona Silver Belt office or online at www.globemiamichamber.com and/or [email protected]. For more information, call the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce at 425-4495.

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